How to Give

Explore the ways you can leave a lasting impact at Notre Dame.

Options for How to Give

  • Bequests

    The impact of estate gifts by generous benefactors has been central to furthering Notre Dame's mission. Bequests are often a simple way to make an impact by designating Notre Dame the beneficiary of your retirement assets, such as an IRA, 401(K), 403(B), etc.

  • Charitable Remainder Trust

    By creating a charitable remainder trust with Notre Dame, not only do you create a lasting gift to Notre Dame, but you also receive regular payments over the course of your life or during a fixed term of not more than 20 years.

  • Donor Advised Fund

    The University of Notre Dame Donor Advised Fund is a powerful philanthropic vehicle that leverages the Notre Dame Endowment, one of the best-performing endowments, to maximize the impact of your gift to Notre Dame as well as gifts to other qualified charitable organizations.

  • IRA Charitable Rollover

    If you are 70 ½ years of age or older and have a traditional individual retirement account (IRA), you can reduce your taxes and make an immediate impact at Notre Dame this year through an IRA Charitable Rollover gift.

  • Charitable Lead Trust

    If you are looking for a way to pass on some of your assets to your family while reducing or eliminating gift or estate taxes, a charitable lead trust is an excellent option.

  • Life Estate Reserved

    You may desire to leave your home or land to the University of Notre Dame at your death but would also like to receive a current charitable income tax deduction. A life estate reserved might offer the solution you need!